Buying real estate in San Francisco can be a challenging and complex process. It’s our job to take the stress out of the buying process and make it an enjoyable experience for you. For the last 18 years, that’s exactly what we have done for our clients. We invite you to leverage our experience and market expertise too. We know that you need an advisor rather than a salesperson when buying a home. A professional that will listen to your wants and needs, develop a clear understanding of exactly what your are looking for and show you only properties that are a good fit without wasting your time. We will get you the information you need to make informed decisions to find the right home at the best possible price.
Know what you can afford. Unless you are paying all cash for your property, we highly recommend that you talk to a local lending specialist to get pre-qualified for a loan. This will put you in a much stronger position when it comes time to make an offer.
Get perspective on the market. We can help with this by providing you the latest on availability and pricing trends in your desired neighborhood. Make time to visit properties that are currently on the market. The more homes you see the better informed you will be with regards to pricing and home features.
Negotiate. All offers are not created equal. It’s not just about pricing, it’s also about terms. We can help you negotiate and submit an offer that will give you the greatest chance of success while making sure your best interests are protected.
Investigate the property. While you are in escrow we can help you conduct a thorough due diligence of the property with specialized licensed inspectors. This is one of the most critical phases of buying a home. It’s in your best interest to know as much as you can about the physical, electrical, mechanical, and seismic condition of the property. Disclosures only go so far, a comprehensive vetting of the residence can save you money and avoid unwelcome surprises later.
Anticipate closing costs. In San Francisco, the buyer will customarily pay for inspection fees, loan origination fees, appraisal fees, title fees, and various escrow recording fees. Additional costs may apply. It’s a good idea to contact a title company for a complete list of potential expenses.